As of now, Orisson has a new procedure for booking a bed. Someone on the Camino forum’s made up this great instruction guide.
Many people would like to walk the Camino, but, at the same time would also like to have their trip pre-planned with lodging, meals, and maybe even bag transport. There are many companies out there. Here is a list of those that have been recommended by other Sacramento Pilgrims.
It is important to note that these recommendations came from our members. Sacramento Pilgrims does not recommend nor do we endorse any of these companies. None of the coordinators has any personal experience with any of them. It is important for you to do your own research and to make your own decisions as to which to choose if any. It is very possible to walk the Camino without using a travel company, however, we totally support anyone doing the Camino in whatever fashion works for them.
The Camino Levante begins in Valencia in the south of Spain. The route is 800 Km from Valencia to Zamora. At Zamora, it joins the Via de la Plata. From Zamora to Santiago de Compostela you will have three choices. You could walk north to Astorga where the Via de la Plata joins the Camino Frances and then follow the Frances to Santiago. You could walk north through Astorga and continue on to Gijon and then walk the balance of the Camino del Norte to Santiago, or lastly, you could take the Camino Sanabrase which goes across the mountains and through Ourense and on to Santiago. The least of these choices will add another 400 km to your journey and some even more.
The Camino Levante is well-marked thanks to the pilgrim association of Valencia. Pilgrim Association of Valencia It is very important to buy a guidebook from the association as there are not many sources of information about this route. The association has an office with limited hours. It looks like it is open in the morning on Wednesday’s and the evening on Fridays.
Here is another link to information about the route. Vivecamino.com
Travel from Barcelona to St Jean Pied de Port
What is the best way to get to St Jean Pied Du Port from Barcelona airport?
If you want to travel by train, the best route is to take the RENFE train from terminal 2 to Sants Estació (Barcelona Sants train station)
The RENFE train travels from Barcelona Airport to Santa. It takes about 20 minutes from the airport to Santa Estació.
If you are arriving into Terminal 1 of Barcelona airport you will need to catch the free shuttle bus from the terminal to the train station.
The train departs terminal 2 approximately every 1/2 hour starting at 6:08 am.
From the train station, you can take a train to Pamplona. There are 3 to 5 departures daily.
ViBaSa( Monbus) is the bus company that goes from Barcelona to Pamplona. The bus departs from the Sants Estació (Barcelona Sants train station) and travels to Pamplona. There are 2 to 4 departures daily.
ALSA operates a bus to Zaragoza with a transfer to a bus to Pamplona from Barcelona Estació Nord. You must purchase the tickets separately as they are considered two journeys.
There is a bus that travels from Pamplona to SJPP. From March to the end of October there are usually 2 buses per day. In the winter the bus only goes to Roncesvalles.
For Winter Walkers or those who arrive in Pamplona to late to catch the bus.
From Pamplona, you can take the bus to San Sebastian/Donostia. From San Sebastian/Donostia you can take one of two bus companies ALSA or PESA to Bayonne. The SCNF train runs 4 times per day from Bayonne to SJPP.
I found this pdf about Vegetarian food on the Camino Francés. I thought it might be helpful.vegetarian-food-along-the-camino-frances-march-15-2018